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East West Metro
West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Expense boost for Calcutta Metro funds flow

The railways allotted almost double the money for Calcutta’s Metro projects in 2018-19 compared with the previous fiscal and more than 98 per cent of the allocation was utilised, Metro Railway offic...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.19

East-West Metro passes underground test

 East-West Metro’s first underground trial run saw a rake travel from Phoolbagan to Sealdah on Friday afternoon.Engineers and officials on board the rake celebrated the completion of the trial ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.20

Vendetta whiff as Delhi sits on East-West

Unexplained silence from the railway ministry on commissioning the first phase of East-West Metro in Salt Lake has fuelled suspicion whether the Centre is using it as a tool to get even with Bengal ov...
By Sanjay Mandal in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Staffing stumbling block for East-West

The first leg of the East-West Metro connecting Sector V with Howrah Maidan has hit a staffing hurdle after breaking through multiple land logjams to reach the commissioning stage.Kolkata Metro Rail C...
By Sanjay Mandal and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.19

Calcutta Metro commuter misses punctuality

Metro Railway’s struggles with punctuality, once its USP, have apparently not eased even after reducing the frequency of trains to cope with a shortage of fit rakes and a temporary speed restriction...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.19

Smoke rerun on geriatric Calcutta Metro rake

A three-decade-old Metro rake spewing smoke from its undercarriage while leaving Dum Dum station on Thursday morning triggered panic among passengers and left some of them feeling breathless, includin...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.19

Metro to cut services for East-West work

Metro Railway will run 284 trains on weekdays, down from 300, starting this Monday.The official reason for the drop is a speed restriction that will be reimposed on trains entering and leaving Esplana...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.12.19

East-West tunnel work

The East-West Metro authorities will have to seek the state disaster management department’s opinion before resuming the tunnel boring work between Bowbazar and Sealdah, Calcutta High Court on Frida...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.11.19

Tunnel-boring machine makes a move

A tunnel-boring machine of East-West Metro that had been lying idle under Nirmal Chunder Street has moved for the first time since the project came to a halt following a subsidence in Bowbazar on Augu...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.19

East-West escape gap to be reduced

The East-West Metro authorities have tweaked the design of the walkway in the underground tunnel, bringing it closer to the tracks and making it easier for passengers to step on the narrow steel platf...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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